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ERIC Number: EJ1155244
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
Let's Turn Things on Their Head--Teaching Counterintuitive Science
Kumar, David
Primary Science, n148 p33-35 May 2017
Teaching science through counterintuitive events is an effective way of engaging students in exploring science; such events motivate and involve students in solving problems with a high degree of creativity and critical thinking. This can push students into a seeking explanation mode, setting the stage for discovery. In this article, the author explores how tackling concepts from an alternative perspective might enhance learning. A list of examples of counterintuitive science activities is presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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